What is an example of an emotionally driven challenge in a story?

Dan Alatorre

You guys read stories. You watch movies, see plays…

What is a good example of an emotionally driven challenge in a story you liked?

Reply and let me know.

Could be a book or movie, whatever, but explain a little about the challenge and the character that undertook it, and why it stood out to you.

We all have our faves. I’m curious about an emotional challenge in a story that you thought was good.

Let’s see what ya got.

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

3 thoughts on “What is an example of an emotionally driven challenge in a story?

  1. I can’t think of a book at the moment, but the first thing that did come to mind is Walter White in Breaking Bad (TV show). While he was outwardly motivated by money, it was really a massively internal emotional challenge that drove his actions throughout the entire series. Validation as a man. The desire to be loved/feared. Misguided fatherly aspirations. A total emotional driving force pushed his every action throughout the entire series.

  2. Most recently, the Netflix series ‘Away’ is an almost completely emotional conflict driven narrative despite being a space exploration story on the surface. The real drama is deliberately pulled from scenes within Hilary Swank’s numerous “families”; her husband and daughter, her space crew and even her female gender family all drive the challenges she toils in throughout the plot. .

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